Sunday, November 18, 2007

All the fun of the fair

Having a theme for your church fair makes it so much more enjoyable. This year it was circus.
Glynis (my card making buddy/church treasurer) and I dressed up as the lion tamer and his lion.
Here I am looking suitably menacing.
Actually a lot of people didn't recognise me with a moustache.
which I think is a good thing...

We dressed the stall accordingly (note the unironed tablecloth. I think they look so much better don't you? Unless someone is prepared to iron it for me in which case I prefer it that way)

And our stall made £86 which I was really pleased with. We may also have someone who wants us to make cards on a regular(ish) basis so I will wait and see.

I did get to Imagine that to meet Jane Dean and stand there like an idiot in my costume - I had washed the scar and moustache off though. She brought some of her work with her and it is even better in real life - each page a true work of art. She also started a board book for the shop and found a really great way of using BG tags. I'm not telling how, you will have to go to the shop and see!

I went back today for the make and take on using alcohol inks on clear ornaments. Actually I learnt a better way to use alcohol inks too.
I may also have bought one or two things.
2 new circle punches - a pink one (in between blue and purple for aficionados) and a blue scallop.
the Designing with 2008 calendar
Some EZmount (I am sure I have some left - but where?)
BG Christmas papers. Not as struck as I though I would be as they are double sided patterns. Preferred last years with plain colours on one side. But I also bought the 6x6 pad and the designs look gorgeous at that size.

That goes with the two parcels I received the days before.
One I knew about - the latest Scenic Route papers (Salem, Roxbury and Loveland. Oh I can't beleive I can tell you the names without looking them up.) and Zoe by Love Elsie which is v. bright. I love, love, love scenic route. Now I had better use more of it instead of just hoarding it!

the other was a complete surprise - a Sugar Nellie candy box. It was full of wonderful papers and embellishments and best of all the most wonderful Sugar Nellie stamp. You can find out more here and buy them here only the one I have is already sold out (smug) cos he is so cute. I have to say that he stamped better than my Magnolia too.

I shall be putting cards together at Sue H's tomorrow. Can't wait to see her as it is ages since we got to meet up!


Hazel said...

Lol! at you in your costume and moustache! Glad it went well. Hope you have a good time with Sue tomorrow - please give her my love.

SueH said...

Don't forget to bring all those new goodies with you tomorrow....I need to see them all!!!!

Love the costume by the way and pleased to here the Christmas fair went well.


Kathy said...

fab post Lythan!
and WHAT a lot of new stash you naughty vicar, you!